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A Ryan Reboot
Wall Street Journal, by Editorial

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 3/12/2013 8:08:53 PM

The political class seems to be scandalized that Paul Ryan had the cheek Tuesday to propose another reform budget. Doesn´t the House Budget Chairman understand that the 2012 election settled every political question in President Obama´s favor? Er, no. The federal fisc is still a shambles—despite the tax increase on millionaires and billionaires that Mr. Obama said would solve everything and despite the modest sequester spending cuts he says are too painful to abide. Thus Mr. Ryan´s proposal for fiscal 2014 is still an important document, even if it has no chance of becoming law this year, because it

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nonsense, 3/12/2013 8:44:26 PM     (No. 9221809)

We do not have time to phase in any program at a pace that will please the Demonrats and the "gimme" population. We are rapidly heading for economic collapse, and when it occurs the "free stuff" will abruptly end. So easy to understand, so difficult to explain to the lo fo population of the country.


Reply 2 - Posted by: noproblems, 3/12/2013 11:08:49 PM     (No. 9221926)

what is the point of this "plan" if you are not willing to fight for it.

just a pr stunt by the establishment to beg people to vote republican next time so that they will have the power to balance the budget. just like they did from 2000 - 2006.


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter, 3/13/2013 7:33:54 AM     (No. 9222225)

There is apparently no sunshine in #2´s world.

I like Ryan. With a few reservations, I like his plan. We have to begin somewhere and sometime and here and now will work just fine. I know a lot of our work is going to involve a lot of uphill trekking, but the alternative is to sit at the bottom of the hill and cry. Let´s don´t do that.


Reply 4 - Posted by: cobieone, 3/13/2013 8:30:50 AM     (No. 9222313)

Once again, a good and decent Republican, who is trying to solve our fiscal problems, comes up with ideas and we conservatives criticize. Paul Ryan should be praised for the hard work he is doing in the House, but for many conservatives, it´s their way or the highway. Wont be long before someone starts calling Ryan a RINO.


Reply 5 - Posted by: jfodoch, 3/13/2013 8:30:52 AM     (No. 9222314)

It´s all about marketing. You can have the best mouse-trap in the history of mouse-traps, but if you don´t convince people to but/try it, you´re stuck in the mud with yet another superior idea.

Selling Ryan´s plan to urkel´s voters will be the challenge of the decade, and I´ve already started praying for some kind, any kind of deliverance from this creature and his ilk.


Reply 6 - Posted by: Rinktum, 3/13/2013 8:47:32 AM     (No. 9222349)

So right, #5. Messaging is a real problem with Republicans. Everyone wants to be a leader and no one wants to follow. Are you listening McCain and Graham? Either everyone gets on board with the Ryan plan or you can kiss this country goodbye. Stand firm with Paul Ryan and no "reaching across the aisle" or secret "gangs of". For once in your arrogant lives, put the country first. Beat Obama at his own game. Take your message straight to the people.


Reply 7 - Posted by: Nan, 3/13/2013 9:10:34 AM     (No. 9222396)

Ryan is one of our heros, right next to Cruz.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: jofel, 3/13/2013 9:11:11 AM     (No. 9222398)

So correct #5, I´ve been praying for the removal of the skinny socialist and his evil administration since 2008.


Reply 9 - Posted by: beca, 3/13/2013 9:26:55 AM     (No. 9222434)

paul ryan will always have my support


Reply 10 - Posted by: LZK, 3/13/2013 9:28:29 AM     (No. 9222440)

Ryan reminds me of Sarah Palin. She told her daughter -- "when you miss -- RELOAD".....

Like her thinking. Where is she these days? I don´t hear much about her....

DID the MSM manage to shut her up????

I hope not....

LZK


Reply 11 - Posted by: congaree53, 3/13/2013 9:45:07 AM     (No. 9222486)

Ryan defended his Medicare voucher position with ´we won the senior demographic´. Really forward thinking..put another way-- the base of the GOP is literally going extinct. I hope Ryan is not thinking of running against Hillary; I don´t want my party to go the way of the Whigs.


Reply 12 - Posted by: bpl40, 3/13/2013 9:46:49 AM     (No. 9222489)

There must be an ability to clearly differentiate between what is ideal and what is possible. It is a defining virtue of leadership, whether political, military, business whatever. But there is a thin line between the practical and the achievable and surrender of vital interests. Reagan was superbly skilled at that. Ryan is showing beginnings of the same ability. McCain and Graham for example have no clue what this means and Zippy is hoping the entire Republican Party will follow suit.


   

 

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Reply 13 - Posted by: pineledger, 3/13/2013 10:47:45 AM     (No. 9222596)

Yes, 11, but with the aging Boomer generation, that thought is enough to strike terror in the hearts of Dims.


Reply 14 - Posted by: starboard, 3/13/2013 11:22:21 AM     (No. 9222677)

It sure looks like the Republicans are using a swarm offensive strategy. They are coming at it from all sides. A good way to confuse the press, throw the opposition off balance, and take control of the national conversation. My goodness, what must the media think? I say keep it coming.


Reply 15 - Posted by: JoniTx, 3/13/2013 2:09:50 PM     (No. 9223100)

The Republicans only control the House. Remember, the democrat party has control of the WH and the Senate.

It´s so discouraging to continually read disparaging and nasty remarks on this site.

Thank you Rep. Paul Ryan.


Reply 16 - Posted by: redink, 3/13/2013 2:24:07 PM     (No. 9223122)

Saw Ryan on Hannity. Romney´s pick for V.P. was the same ray of hope Palin was in 08.
Rand Paul gave us an opening and smart men like Ryan are going to use it.

I don´t think it´s futile, or cynical or part of a stunt. I think it´s a legitimate use of our advantage right now.
Go for it. Anyone who keeps the debate front and center on smaller government and more freedom deserves our support.
(And anyone who wants to turn the gop purple is on notice...paging Rove)


Reply 17 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 3/13/2013 8:35:36 PM     (No. 9223778)

We must pull our heads out of the sand and listen with open eyes and ears to what Ryan has to say. Unlike Obie et al, let´s take the lead at the front and meet this issue head on. We are only fooling ourselves if we believe complaining about the pubbie leadership will solve anything. Don´t play to the left anymore. I think we still got a shot at solving a very serious matter, but only if our folks (who we elected, by the way) can put their political backsides aside and meet it head on same as us folks.


   

 

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